Kindred the Family Soul - The Warming Up Tour

Kindred the Family Soul

Born from the same turn-of-the-century Philadelphia neo-soul movement that birthed Jill Scott, the married duo Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon are Kindred the Family Soul. When Jill Scott discovered the pair at the Black Lily Film & Music Festival, she signed them to her Hidden Beach Recordings label and released their debut record, Surrender to Love in 2003, which featured "Stars" and "Far Away." The critically acclaimed album earned Kindred a nomination for a Soul Train Music Award in 2004.

Kindred's follow-up release In This Life Together came out in 2005 and painted an unapologetically autobiographical picture of Dantzler and Graydon's life together. Critics applauded the album's content - AllMusic's William Ruhlmann declared: "...the collection presents a full-scale portrait of life for a loving, struggling, contemporary couple with three kids trying to keep things together, a life not that different from most people's. That is actually a refreshing perspective to find expressed in popular music, and one a wide audience should be able to identify with."

After releasing The Arrival on Hidden Beach in 2008, Kindred shifted over to Shanachie and produced their latest album, 2011’s Love Has No Recession. "It is our prayer that this offering will inspire, and as always, be a voice for those who truly relate to our message," share Dantzler and Graydon. "It is equally socially conscious as it is all grown up and sexy-like. It is quite simply ... US." Featuring the lead single "Magic Happens," the disc peaked at No. 90 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The Revelations

For The Revelations, their latest offering, The Cost Of Living (Decision/Sony RED), is a labor of love years in the making. Since they first came on the scene in 2008 with their Deep Soul EP (Decision), Brooklyn, NY’s The Revelations have represented a twenty-first-century take on classic soul—one which shows reverence for the masters, but with a uniquely modern sensibility—a sound The New York Times’ Jon Pereles calls “revivalism without poses or quotation marks”. On The Cost Of Living, Rell Gaddis assumes the lead vocal duties previously provided by Tre Williams. This is by no means Rell’s debut with The Revelations, however. Rell has been part of the group’s writing team from their onset, and performed with the band for years, even contributing lead vocals to “It’s Too Late” from their 2009 album The Bleeding Edge (Decision). Since being signed to Jay-Z’s Roc-a-fella Records back in 1997, Rell has had a prolific singing and writing career, creating his own records, as well as penning and lending vocals to songs featuring artists Usher (Rell wrote Usher's #1 RnB Hit "Here I Stand"), Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mary J Blige, and many more. This workman-like mentality is pervasive throughout the band as well. The Revelations feature Wes Mingus on guitar, Gintas Janusonis on drums, and newcomer Ben Zwerin on bass. Each accomplished performing and session musicians in their own right, The Revelations have combined to provide music for icons such as the Wu-Tang Clan and Lee “Scratch” Perry, as well as soul royalty Otis Clay, Willie Clayton, Benny Latimore, and Swamp Dogg. The distinctive blues/rock/soul sound of The Cost Of Living was recorded at soul mecca Royal Studios in Memphis, TN, produced by Bob Perry with Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, as well as The Revelations themselves. For this project, the band is joined by Stax and Hi Records session legends Bobby Manuel (guitar), Lester Snell (keyboards), and Charles Hodges (organ). Lyrically, The Cost Of Living weaves tales of perseverance despite hardship. From the opening track, “Mama”, about a single mother scrounging to raise her children, to the jaded optimism of “It’s Ok”, the pragmatism of “Money Makes The World Go ‘Round”, and the heart-broken disillusionment of the soul classic “Got To Use My Imagination”, The Revelations continue their tradition of presenting blues topics with soul music's urgency.

Dining option 1

SET LIST

Chicken Wings $11
Choice of buffalo or barbeque sauce
served with blue cheese dressing, carrots & celery sticks

Garlic Hummus $10
Served with sliced cucumbers, carrots, olives, pita wedges & naan bread

Fish Tacos $9
Cajun spiced & fried tilapia with jicama slaw & sweet corn
– salsa roja & guacamole on the side

House Salad $8
Mixed greens, chickpeas, avocado, cucumber, enoki mushrooms, red onion & grape tomatoes tossed with aged balsamic vinaigrette
-Add chicken or chili-garlic fried tofu $4

Caesar Salad $10
Crisp romaine lettuce, brioche croutons &
grated parmesan with a creamy caesar dressing
-Add chicken or chili-garlic fried tofu $4

WCL Burger $11
Grilled angus beef topped with bourbon bacon, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato & red onion on a croissant bun
- Served with french fries

Braised Pork Sandwich $10
Shredded braised pork with barbeque sauce, balsamic onion jam & slaw on a brioche bun
- Served with french fries

Falafel Sandwich $11
Feta, shredded cucumbers, garlic hummus & tzatziki sauce served on naan
- Served with french fries

Duck Confit $15
Slow cooked & barbeque glazed duck thigh
- Served with cheddar-bacon home fries & roasted sweet corn

Atlantic Salmon $15
Glazed with ginger & honey then served atop shaved pineapple & vegetable fried rice

Korean Tofu $13
Crispy Tofu with a sesame chili glaze atop spicy cabbage & purple short grain rice

Menu is subject to change

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Kindred the Family Soul - The Warming Up Tour with The Revelations, Dining option 1

Saturday, March 1 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Wilmington

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